April 8, 2021
The OEM has announced the requested removal of toner cartridges from Amazon Germany, UK, Italy, Canada and the USA.
Canon Inc. announced the filing of an infringement report with Amazon.com seeking the removal of Amazon.com listings for certain toner cartridges sold by GRDP for use in HP laser beam printers.
Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF218A toner cartridges sold by GRDP via Amazon.com infringed Canon’s U.S. Patent No. 8,688,008. Canon requested that Amazon remove GRDP’s listings for those products, namely, GRDP’s listings with Amazon Standard Identification Numbers (“ASINs”) B089R82JY8, B089R6Y7HS, B089R8Q9P7, B089GHQFDP, B089GCYYPT and B089GCQLLK.
At the time of this announcement, the above-identified GRDP listings were no longer available on Amazon.com.
Canon also announced that it filed Report Infringement Forms with Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and Amazon.es based on the alleged use of claims 1 and 2 of the German, UK and Italian portions of Canon’s European Patent EP 2087407 (“EP ‘407”) regarding certain models of toner cartridges offered by taiyuanshi jiancaopingqu lirenfangfuzhuangdian under the following ASINs (Amazon Standard Identification Numbers).
Afterwards, Amazon took down the respective products.
These products are compatible with the OEM HP cartridge model CF258A and provide inter alia a non-OEM coupling member, a non-OEM drum as well as a non-OEM housing.
In Canada, Canon filed an infringement report with Amazon.ca seeking the removal of an Amazon.ca listing for certain toner cartridges sold by GaToner.
Canon’s infringement report alleged that certain model CF210X, CF211X, CF212X, CF213X, CF210A, CF211A, CF212A and CF213A toner cartridges sold by GaToner via Amazon.ca infringed Canon’s Canadian Patent no. 2,635,791. Canon requested the removal of the corresponding listings for these products, having Amazon Standard Identification Numbers B08B3FG7PB, B08B3T97J9, B08B3MPG4V, B08B3LZ282, B08B3JR3YL, B08B3GRJCR, B08B3FNK9Y, B08B37MCL1, B08B36BXJM, B08B34FD44, B08B32SKGZ, B08B32S7T2, B08B3TB7VL, B08B3NS96B, B08B3LBXDW, B08B3L5MZC, B08B3L5C78, B08B3JYGB6, B08B3BD89N, B08B3496ZB, B08B344QWH, B08B3CSKHL, B08B39BJ5S, B08B3C6SQ5, B08B3DLKNG, B08B38GY45, B08B3Q4LX1, B08B36NKBK, B08B3G96YX, B08B3FBV81, B08B3KRVZQ, B08B34D44Z, B08B3NF9YZ, B08B3D1P13, B08B37MY51, B08B34T5GH, B08B3LM29R, B08B3HG8K8, B08B3CHV7D, B08B3L8HXX, B08B3KR4RV, B08B3J7X5N, B08B3BNWSN, B08B3GL6X9, B08B3CSJVN, B08B3BMCPP, B08B39851V, B08B341CS2, B08B3H8VPJ, B08B3VDGKS, B08B3684CH, B08B3LV4LY, B08B3JLF39, B08B3H7TVR and B08B3CC8WG.
At the time of this announcement, the above-identified listings were no longer available on Amazon.ca.
Filing an infringement report with Amazon.ca is a service offered by Amazon and does not constitute an official finding of infringement. The decision to take down a product is in the discretion of Amazon and is based on information provided by Canon.
Amazon informed the vendors about the takedown and the vendors may object to it.
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